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  • Muslim women leadership issues discussed in Women’s Day Forum

    Muslim women leadership issues discussed in Women’s Day Forum The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), conducted a Women’s Day Forum on March 8. The discussions centered on the 2013 Women’s Month theme “Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pagtahak sa Tuwid continue reading : Muslim women leadership issues discussed in Women’s Day Forum
  • PCW Statement on the 2013 International Women’s Day

    PCW Statement on the 2013 International Women’s Day Today, we join the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day of Women. This year, the Philippines has adopted the theme “Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pagtahak sa Tuwid na Daan” to give the Filipino women due respect and recognition in helping the P-Noy administration tread the continue reading : PCW Statement on the 2013 International Women’s Day
  • Empowered women entrepreneurs

    Empowered women entrepreneurs What is your passion? “Coffee!” Chit Juan exclaimed.  She eats, drinks, breathes, and thinks coffee.  This fixation, whether raw, ground, roasted or powdered, has taken Chit to many places, meeting and bonding with other women of the same like. However, at a recent women’s convention held in China, Jeannie Javelosa and Reena continue reading : Empowered women entrepreneurs
  • P4.5M Common Service Facility to boost Bula bamboo industry

    P4.5M Common Service Facility to boost Bula bamboo industry BULA, Camarines Sur — The town’s bamboo industry has received a major boost with the inauguration last February 13 at Barangay Pawili, here of the Common Service Facility (CSF), worth around P4.5 million pesos. The CSF is designed toimprove the efficiency of processing of raw bamboo continue reading : P4.5M Common Service Facility to boost Bula bamboo industry
  • Great Women Brand Launched With Media

    Great Women Brand Launched With Media The Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project and the ECHOsi Foundation jointly introduced the Great Women Brand and its product line to national media. The Great Women Brand Media Launch, held last February 21 at Milky Way Café in Makati City, presented the Brand which is a distinct line continue reading : Great Women Brand Launched With Media
  • Philippine Commission on Women, ECHOSI Foundation partner for women microentrepreneurs

    Philippine Commission on Women, ECHOSI Foundation partner for  women microentrepreneurs The Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project and the ECHOsi Foundation (Enabling Communities with Hope and Opportunities Sustainable Initiatives), the development arm of green retailer ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle are partners on a social enterprise approach to grow sustainable women-led livelihoods and economically empower women. The continue reading : Philippine Commission on Women, ECHOSI Foundation partner for women microentrepreneurs
  • PCW lauds P-Noy’s record number of women appointees in top posts

    PCW lauds P-Noy’s record number of women appointees in top posts In support of P-Noy’s campaign for “tuwid na daan” (straight path), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has adopted the theme “Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pagtahak sa Tuwid na Daan” for this year’s Women’s Month Celebration to recognize women’s contributions to and active involvement in continue reading : PCW lauds P-Noy’s record number of women appointees in top posts
  • PCW lauds P-Noy’s record number of women appointees in top posts

    PCW lauds P-Noy’s record number of women appointees in top posts In support of P-Noy’s campaign for “tuwid na daan” (straight path), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has adopted the theme “Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pagtahak sa Tuwid na Daan” for this year’s Women’s Month Celebration to recognize women’s contributions to and active involvement in continue reading : PCW lauds P-Noy’s record number of women appointees in top posts
  • Women Power

    Women Power For 2013, I have resolved to focus on joy, creativity and abundance. My Pollyanna-esque quest has meant ignoring news like the Bacolod bishop labeling pro-Reproductive Health senatorial candidates as “Team Patay.” It hasn’t stopped me from feeling sad and disappointed that men of God continue to engage in name-calling and behavior that treats continue reading : Women Power
  • 2013 National Women’s Month Activities from Nueva Ecija

    2013 National Women’s Month Activities from Nueva Ecija We are glad to share with everybody some of the line-up of activities from the Nueva Ecija Provincial Government through “Magtulungan Tayo” and “Kapihan sa Plaza Leticia”, 8:00-10:00am Monday and Friday live broadcasts over DWNE 900 kHz. For details or clarifications, please contact Sonia M. Capio, soniacapio@ymail.com; sonnet728@yahoo.com or 044-806-0585. continue reading : 2013 National Women’s Month Activities from Nueva Ecija
  • Women in Media Unite for the GREAT Women Brand

    Women in Media Unite for the GREAT Women Brand Behind every great man is a great woman, so we say.  During the event dubbed as “Women in Media” last February 21, 2013 which was held in Milky Way Cafe in Makati, it was a little different.  That event confirmed that behind great products are great women. continue reading : Women in Media Unite for the GREAT Women Brand
  • Creating Great Women in Partnership with ECHOsi

    Creating Great Women in Partnership with ECHOsi 02.21.2013 – In the 21st century women can now be seen working side by side with men no matter the task. From simple jobs like farming to discovering the cure for cancer, women can be successful too.  The collaboration between Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project and EHCOsi continue reading : Creating Great Women in Partnership with ECHOsi
  • 4K Project: PCW-Zonta Partnership

    4K Project: PCW-Zonta Partnership ZONTA Club of Metropolitan Pasig and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on February 6 for the implementation of the “4K: Karapatan at Katarungan ng Kababaihan at Kabataan” project. It aims to promote Gender Justice and Equality that will focus on capacity building guided by the continue reading : 4K Project: PCW-Zonta Partnership
  • PCW joins 1 Billion Rising

    PCW joins 1 Billion Rising Representatives of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) show their support to the 1 Billion Rising global campaign on February 14, 2013. They paraded along Tomas Morato in Quezon City wearing “Stop Violence Against Women” advocacy shirts and hats. 1 Billion Rising is a global strike to demand an end continue reading : PCW joins 1 Billion Rising
  • PPP – run GREAT Women project to empower Filipina entrepreneurs

    PPP – run GREAT Women project to empower Filipina entrepreneurs QUEZON CITY, Feb 22 (PIA) — A public-private partnership has been forged to upscale Filipino women’s business skills and market niche through a women-led venture called the GREAT Women Brand (GWB) Project. The Philippine Commission on Women, ECHOsi Foundation (under ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle), and the continue reading : PPP – run GREAT Women project to empower Filipina entrepreneurs
  • DAR Aklan Joins One Billion Rising to End VAW

    DAR Aklan Joins One Billion Rising to End VAW The words of Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Eberardo Erispe struck the hearts of the participants on Valentine’s Day when he said “Before, I seldom rise. I was contented to just sit down and watch as others rise. But on Vday, I am rising not only as continue reading : DAR Aklan Joins One Billion Rising to End VAW
  • One Billion Rising: We Rise and Dance in Aklan

    One Billion Rising: We Rise and Dance in Aklan Aklan GAD Commission and Philippine Commission on Women AECID Project Over 2, 000 Akeanon women, men, boys and girls rose in solidarity to “Ending Violence Against Women and Children” in Aklan last 14 February, 2013. 14 February is annually celebrated as the day of hearts and continue reading : One Billion Rising: We Rise and Dance in Aklan
  • PCW pushes correct use of budget to bridge gender gaps

    PCW pushes correct use of budget to bridge gender gaps With the February 28 deadline for the submission of the 2014 Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget coming up, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) convened government agencies and instrumentalities to discuss the Revised Circular on the preparation of the annual GAD plan and continue reading : PCW pushes correct use of budget to bridge gender gaps
  • PCW holds validation session of plan for women for 2013-2016

    PCW holds validation session of plan for women for 2013-2016 The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with other national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs) and civil society groups, cooks up a “cutting edge” roadmap to address women’s issues. It is called the Women’s Empowerment, Development, and Gender Equality Plan for 2013-2016, continue reading : PCW holds validation session of plan for women for 2013-2016
  • Women’s Commission lauds Kasambahay Law

    Women’s Commission lauds Kasambahay Law Domestic workers, most of whom are women, will now have a more defined labor rights and privileges with the passage of Republic Act 10361 (An Act Instituting for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers) on January 18. About 91.2 percent of live-in domestic helpers are women, according to the continue reading : Women’s Commission lauds Kasambahay Law
  • Thank you legislators, salamat PNoy

    Thank you legislators, salamat PNoy The passage of Reproductive Health and Responsible Parenthood Bills on the third and final reading is a monumental win for women. Finally, after long years of sustained lobbying of different groups and organizations, RH Bill is now getting closer into becoming a law. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the continue reading : Thank you legislators, salamat PNoy
  • An RH law for Christmas is a gift for stable families and safe adolescence

    An RH law for Christmas is a gift for stable families and safe adolescence “We thank our legislators in the House of Representatives for passing the much awaited Reproductive Health (RH) bill on second reading. We anticipate the House and Senate to approve it before we break for the Christmas holidays,” Philippine Commission on Women continue reading : An RH law for Christmas is a gift for stable families and safe adolescence
  • Fun-filled GST for Mainit’s leaders and service providers

    Fun-filled GST for Mainit’s leaders and service providers It was a fun- and learning-filled three-day Gender Sensitivity Training (GST) for Mainit municipality’s thirty (30) Local Government Unit (LGU) leaders, civil servants, indigenous leaders, local members of the Philippine Youth Association (or PYA, a DSWD program for the out-of-school youth) and Women and Children Protection Desk continue reading : Fun-filled GST for Mainit’s leaders and service providers
  • Barangay VAW Handbook Launched at MOVE-Aklan’s 4th Provincial Congress

    Barangay VAW Handbook Launched at MOVE-Aklan’s 4th Provincial Congress One of the highlights of the 4th Provincial Congress of the Men Opposed to Violence Against Women Everywhere (MOVE) – Aklan chapter was the launching of the country’s Barangay VAW Desk Handbook which shall guide all barangays nationwide in the operationalization of the Barangay VAW Desk. continue reading : Barangay VAW Handbook Launched at MOVE-Aklan’s 4th Provincial Congress
  • PCW Chairperson at the Marinduque GAD Summit

    PCW Chairperson at the Marinduque GAD Summit The GAD Summit with the theme, “Strengthening participation of women in local development and governance,”provided a venue for exchange of questions and answers on how to make the provincial government work for gender equality and women’s rights and welfare. Other resource persons during the summit included Dr. Corazon continue reading : PCW Chairperson at the Marinduque GAD Summit
  • Campaign to end violence against women opens with sky lantern release, flash mob

    Campaign to end violence against women opens with sky lantern release, flash mob The symbolic lighting and releasing of sky lanterns capped the Kick-Off Activity of the 2012 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) held at the Quirino Grandstand yesterday. “As the lanterns fly to the heavens, send along your prayers and wishes. continue reading : Campaign to end violence against women opens with sky lantern release, flash mob
  • Leyte Women Microentrepreneurs Join Regional Trade Fair, Tap Into Metro Manila Market

    Leyte Women Microentrepreneurs Join Regional Trade Fair, Tap Into Metro Manila Market Four GREAT Women-Project assisted women microentrepreneur groups from Leyte participated in the Bahandi Regional Trade Fair, at the Mega Trade Hall of SM Megamall along EDSA, Mandaluyong City last November 7-11, 2012. Women microentrepreneur (WME) groups showcased food products (including Leyte trademark products continue reading : Leyte Women Microentrepreneurs Join Regional Trade Fair, Tap Into Metro Manila Market
  • MMDA conducts forum on landmark women’s law on its 37th year

    MMDA conducts forum on landmark women’s law on its 37th year As part of its 37th anniversary, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) conducted a half-day forum on the Magna Carta of Women (R.A 9710) on November 6. The forum was aimed at raising the awareness and understanding of MMDA staff not only on the continue reading : MMDA conducts forum on landmark women’s law on its 37th year
  • Gov’t agency on women lauds PH rank in Global Gender Gap Index

    Gov’t agency on women lauds PH rank in Global Gender Gap Index For six straight years, the Philippines continues to rank higher than other Asian countries in reducing gender inequalities. According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2012 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI), the country placed 8th out of 135 countries in terms of economic continue reading : Gov’t agency on women lauds PH rank in Global Gender Gap Index
  • Statement on Prostitution and Curbing the Spread of HIV

    Statement on Prostitution and Curbing the Spread of HIV The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) calls on government agencies and the general public to examine the issue of prostitution and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in the broader socio-cultural, political and economic context, which integrates health/bio-medical and overall human development perspectives. Ultimately, these must continue reading : Statement on Prostitution and Curbing the Spread of HIV
  • Decriminalize, not legalize, prostituted persons

    Decriminalize, not legalize, prostituted persons Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the government’s policy-making body on gender equality and women’s empowerment, calls for the decriminalization of persons in prostitution. In a statement issued yesterday, PCW Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa cited that the PCW views prostitution as an exploitative system that commodifies and dehumanizes women, men and children who continue reading : Decriminalize, not legalize, prostituted persons
  • Gender-Responsive Results Based Management and Project Management Training for AECID PMO Staff and Local Area Coordinators

    Gender-Responsive Results Based Management and Project Management Training for AECID PMO Staff and Local Area Coordinators Ms Emmeline L. Verzosa, PCW Executive Director, welcomes the LACs to the Gender-Responsive Results Based Management and Project Management Training for AECID PMO Staff and Local Area Coordinators last September 26, 2012
  • Outstanding Rural Women Recognized

    Outstanding Rural Women Recognized Six outstanding rural women were recognized during the awarding ceremonies of the 2012 Search for Outstanding Rural Women Award held at the National Irrigation Administration in Quezon City on October 18, 2012. The award given by the Department of Agriculture (DA) in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and continue reading : Outstanding Rural Women Recognized
  • Project Orientation for Local Area Coordinators

    Project Orientation for Local Area Coordinators The AECID PMO with the Local Area Coordinators during the LAC Project Orientation last September 6, 2012. Ms Jenny Lind D. Elmaco (center) is the new Project Manager of AECID.
  • Celebrate Rural Women and World Food Day at “Women’s Market sa Q.C. Hall”

    Celebrate Rural Women and World Food Day at “Women’s Market sa Q.C. Hall” “What really excites me is seeing women gain economic independence and empower other women by creating income opportunities. Women’s economic empowerment is a crucial part of the country’s economic growth,” Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Chairperson Remedios Ignacio-Rikken said at the opening continue reading : Celebrate Rural Women and World Food Day at “Women’s Market sa Q.C. Hall”
  • Rural women’s land rights key to food security

    Rural women’s land rights key to food security “Report to us immediately if any of you still hold titles that don’t give equal co-ownership of the lands you till. Inform us if there are issues that we should address,” Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Chairperson Remedios Ignacio-Rikken said during the forum on the land rights continue reading : Rural women’s land rights key to food security
  • Teach girls to say “No!”

    Teach girls to say “No!” Joining the worldwide celebration of the first International Day of the Girl Child today, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), lead government agency for gender equality and women’s empowerment, has one message: Girls should know how to protect themselves from any form of abuse and speak out against it. “While continue reading : Teach girls to say “No!”
  • Cooperative project for women garment makers bags UN award

    Cooperative project for women garment makers bags UN award The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) congratulates the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER) for winning the “People’s Choice” award in the “Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World” contest of the UN Women on August 31. EILER’s “Project Stitch” is intended to continue reading : Cooperative project for women garment makers bags UN award
  • Bicol Women’s Foundation for Development sets a promising time for the region’s women elderly, youth and elected leaders

    Bicol Women’s Foundation for Development sets a promising time for the region’s women elderly, youth and elected leaders A much more hopeful time for the women of Bicol is coming as the region-wide civil society organization BicolWomen’s Foundation for Development (BWFD) goes back to the forefront of making women’s rights real from the grassroots up continue reading : Bicol Women’s Foundation for Development sets a promising time for the region’s women elderly, youth and elected leaders
  • Siquijor leaders commit to end violence against women

    Siquijor leaders commit to end violence against women Gaps in the implementation of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act (RA 9262) in Siquijor province are set to be addressed soon. The Provincial Government committed to facilitate a dialogue among anti-violence against women (VAW) service providers to simplify and harmonize guidelines on effectively and continue reading : Siquijor leaders commit to end violence against women